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Life’s Beginnings

31/10/2013 19:01
by Courtney Humphries September-October 2013 Are the inhabitants of Earth the only life forms in the universe, or could life exist elsewhere? As astronomers rapidly identify exoplanets—those beyond our solar system—the question has been transformed from a science-fiction trope to one discussed in...

Quantum Theory

31/10/2013 18:58
One of the outstanding problems in the late 1800s was to come up with a model describing properties of the basic constituent of matter - the atom. By bombarding thin metal foils with small particles, Rutherford found an interesting property of materials: since most of the particles went through the...

Large-scale structure of the cosmos

31/10/2013 18:53
In Big Bang cosmology, the observable universe consists of the galaxies and other matter that we can in principle observe from Earth in the present day, because light (or other signals) from those objects has had time to reach us since the beginning of the cosmological expansion. [Read more]...

The Inflation Universe

31/10/2013 18:45
by Alan Guth Inflationary theory itself is a twist on the conventional Big Bang theory. The shortcoming that inflation is intended to fill in is the basic fact that although the Big Bang theory is called the Big Bang theory it is, in fact, not really a theory of a bang at all; it never was....

Big Bang Theory - The Premise

31/10/2013 18:42
The Big Bang theory is an effort to explain what happened at the very beginning of our universe. Discoveries in astronomy and physics have shown beyond a reasonable doubt that our universe did in fact have a beginning. Prior to that moment there was nothing; during and after that moment there was...

Awakening to Our Role in The Great Work

09/11/2012 20:09
by Stephanie Kaza. Abstract of Thomas Berry's "The Great Work."   Thomas Berry breaks new ground in The Great Work, with a reassessment of "wild" as it applies to both humans and nature. He challenges traditional western dualisms, showing how creative or chaotic energy is in continuous...

The View from the Center of the Universe

08/11/2012 04:34
by Joel Primack and Nancy Adams. Great Story Quotes from the Book.   "Without a meaningful, believable story that explains the world we actually live in, people have no idea how to think about the big picture. And without a big picture, we are very small people. A human without a...

Teilhard de Chardin and the Noosphere

07/11/2012 20:52
by Rev. Phillip J. Cunningham, C.S.P.   In 1964, while attempting to adjust my thinking to the many changes following the Second Vatican Council, I first encountered the writings of the French geologist/paleontologist, Pere Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Though he had died nine years...
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